Andrew J. Roth


CDC Report Underscores Need for HPV Vaccination

July 15, 2016

A decade after the FDA approved the first vaccine to prevent human papillomavirus (HPV), a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) shows that the incidence of HPV-associated cancers is rising, with the number of HPV-associated cancers diagnosed annually between 2008 and 2012 increasing by approximately 16% compared with the previous 5-year period.

Frozen Gloves and Socks May Relieve Chemotherapy-Induced Peripheral Neuropathy

June 30, 2016

Results of a small study exploring the use of frozen gloves and socks in women receiving paclitaxel chemotherapy for their breast cancer suggest the approach may hold promise for the relief of chemotherapy-induced peripheral neuropathy (CIPN).

Buddy System: Why Dyadic Exercise May Make Sense for Survivors and Caregivers, Too

June 15, 2016

Oncology nurses receive a steady stream of information on the benefits of exercise for health and wellness—not just a way to help prevent cancer and lower risk for the general population, but to improve quality of life and reduce the risk of recurrence for patients and survivors.

Talking With PA Maureen E. Thyne About Ruxolitinib for Myelofibrosis

May 27, 2016

Though there are few therapeutic options for patients with myelofibrosis, ruxolitinib (Jakafi) represents an important look towards the future, according to Maureen E. Thyne, a physician assistant in the Outpatient Leukemia Service at Weill Cornell Medical College.